String Beans - Knowledgebase Question

Central Islip, Ne
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Question by camusa1109
August 13, 2010
Suddenly ALL my string beans plants started to dry out and died on me after just one harvest. I have no idea what could have happened and I desperately want to know so as to avoid it in the future. I had always planted and harvested String Beans in abundance except for this year. I used the same location as always. Please help?

Answer from NGA
August 13, 2010
A sudden wilting of your plants indicates a root rot of some kind so prior to planting in the same spot, work some compost into the soil to help it drain well and be careful not to overwater your plants. I think I'd take things a step further and plant beans in a completely different garden area next year, just to avoid any pathogens that may still be in the soil.

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